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Griffith Park & Southern Railroad Train Ride Los Angeles

One top family-friendly activity in Los Angeles is riding a train at Griffith Park & Southern Railroad, which has been in operation since the 1970s.

The Train at Griffith Park & Southern Railroad Los Angeles
The Train at Griffith Park & Southern Railroad Los Angeles

The trains at Griffith Park & Southern Railroad travel over one mile of track, across a bridge, through a tunnel, into a forest and through a mini Old Western Town.

The Train at Griffith Park & Southern Railroad Los Angeles
The Train at Griffith Park & Southern Railroad Los Angeles

Their miniature railroads carry nearly 500,000 passengers each year. Weather permitting, they operate 364 days a year, closing on Christmas Day only.

At the time of our visit, the pricing was adults ($4); child ($3) and senior ($3). Value pack of 20 or more tickets was $3 each. They also have a simulator ride which is $5 per person.

The Train at Griffith Park & Southern Railroad Los Angeles

Their trains are 1/4th and 1/3rd scale models of actual locomotives and passenger cars.

The Train at Griffith Park & Southern Railroad Los Angeles

We also stopped by Griffith Park Snack Bar for some treats after the ride. They offer hot foods like fries and hot dogs as well as frozen treats like snowcones and popsicles.

The Train at Griffith Park & Southern Railroad Los Angeles
The Train at Griffith Park & Southern Railroad Los Angeles
The Train at Griffith Park & Southern Railroad Los Angeles
The Train at Griffith Park & Southern Railroad Los Angeles

www.griffithparktrainrides.com